Priceline VIP Visa cardholders can now earn points while redeeming PricePoints

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Barclays innovates with its Visa® Priceline VIP Rewards™ card. Going forward, cardholders will earn points even when redeeming points for a booking.

This is a great new feature for those who earn and redeem PricePoints for reservations on Priceline.com. Here’s how this change will affect cardholders.

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Spending on the Priceline VIP card earns 5 points per dollar spent Priceline reservations, 2 points per dollar on gas and restaurant purchases (including delivery services) and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases. The card has no annual fee.

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Cardholders also receive VIP Gold status with Priceline, which offers savings of up to 50% on hotels and up to 20% on car rentals, plus special offers and coupons not available to the public. .

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The card includes free access to your FICO score, no foreign transaction fees, and the ability to get a refund credit for your TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fee if you spend $10,000 on your card during of your card year. You can get this refund credit every year.

The Priceline VIP card information was independently collected by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

New applicants can enjoy a sign-up bonus of 10,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening. Points can be redeemed at 1 cent each, making the bonus worth $100. New applicants may also qualify for an introductory APR of 0% for 15 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR of 18.24% to 28.24% will apply. There are fees for balance transfers.

Related: Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses You Can Earn With Spending $1,000 Or Less

PricePoints: Earn points even when redeeming

Starting September 15, Priceline will use PricePoints with the Priceline VIP Card. This new feature will allow cardholders to earn points even when redeeming points. Cardholders will still earn 5 points per dollar spent on Priceline reservations, but this will now include the part of your reservation where you redeem points.

So imagine you book a flight for $350 and redeem 10,000 points to cover $100 of your purchase. In the past, you only earned 5 points per dollar on the remaining $250 of what you paid. Going forward, you’ll earn 5 points per dollar on the total amount – $350 in this case, so 1,750 points.

To redeem PricePoints, cardholders can choose “Redeem Points” during the booking process and choose how many points to redeem (at a rate of 1 cent each, so 100 points are worth $1). Cardholders will be charged the full “Pay Now” amount at the time of reservation and will earn 5 points per dollar on the total purchase price. Within three to five days, cardholders will receive a statement credit equal to the value of the points redeemed.

There are many points and miles programs that Higher TPG values ​​at just 1 cent per point. However, the ability to easily redeem your points or use your points to offset travel purchases you can’t redeem points on in advance is a useful feature. You can use this feature with points programs such as Capital One Miles, Bank of America Premium Rewards, and US Bank FlexPerks.

What value does it bring? You’ll receive 5% back on spend on Priceline reservations using your Priceline VIP card, even when redeeming points. Earning points and then redeeming them again can provide a 5.25% return on your original purchase. Each subsequent cycle of earning points, redeeming them and then getting 5% back (via points) will provide 5% more value than the previous number.

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At the end of the line

Earning points when you redeem points is unusual and can change the way you enjoy the Priceline VIP Rewards Visa Card, Priceline’s rewards system and if you use an online travel agency like Priceline for an upcoming trip.

Beyond the typical 5 points per dollar earned on Priceline bookings, you will now earn points even when redeeming points, which is a unique feature.

That said, this card is for those loyal to Priceline. Travelers who want a more diverse points and miles strategy should instead use a card that earns flexible rewards points.

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